I started as one of the first students at CODE in the #firstGeneration in 2017 and became one of the 5 first graduates in 2020. I am now supporting CODE as a freelance lecturer to teach the next generations about my learnings from the last years.
At CODE, I studied Product Management, but as I was an enthusiastic engineer before joining, I also completed a lot of software engineering modules.
I wrote my bachelor thesis about the topic „Behavior change through digital products: Reducing individual greenhouse gas emissions with a peer-group based app“. Where I researched, built and tested an app with the aim to help its users reduce their carbon footprint, by working together in groups. My capstone project, which I worked on with 9 software engineers, was about an API, that could predict emissions from fashion products, based on information available in online stores.
My favorite topics at CODE were: product discovery, data science, product strategy, consumer psychology & finance. A full list of modules I achieved:
- Communication & Presentation
- Customer Discovery & Market Research
- KPIs & Data Analysis
- Requirements Engineering
- Product Innovation & Definition
- Agile Process Management
- Product Strategy
- Consumer Psychology
- Finance & Controlling
- Organizational Development
- Design Methods
- Software Development Basics
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Relational Databases
- Artificial Intelligence Basics
- Web Technologies Basics
- Data Science
- Blockchain and Cryptography
- Linear Algebra
- Academic Reading
- Judging Technology.
Already when I studied at CODE I loved sharing my knowledge, gave several workshops e.g. about databases, blockchain, product discovery. I also co-founded the „investment guild“ and the „sustainability gild“ where we met regularly to exchange about the topics and consult the management.